Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: May 23, 1810
Died: July 19, 1850
Birth Sign: Gemini

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Margaret Fuller quotes

Nature provides exceptions to every rule.

Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.

Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.

I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.

We need to hear the excuses men make to themselves for their worthlessness.

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.

Art can only be truly art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.

For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.

It should be remarked that, as the principle of liberty is better understood, and more nobly interpreted, a broader protest is made in behalf of women. As men become aware that few have had a fair chance, they are inclined to say that no women have had a fair chance.

Would that the simple maxim, that honesty is the best policy, might be laid to heart; that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical.

I now know all the people worth knowing in America, and I find no intellect comparable to my own.

Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy.

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